Operators of a third of the UK’s newest onshore shale gas licences have been given more time for exploration.
Updated 24 April 2020 The investment bank, VSA Capital, has hinted that politics, rather than science, could overturn the moratorium on onshore fracking in England.
UK onshore oil production fell in 2019 to its lowest point for eight years, official data has revealed.
A government agency has been accused of acting unlawfully in the way it dealt with the change of ownership of the fracking firm, Cuadrilla.
UKOG has announced that it has consent for long-term production from its Horse Hill site in Surrey from the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA).
No equipment to identify the source of formation water in the new well at Horse Hill was available in the UK or Europe until next month, the main investor in the Surrey site said today.
The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2019 was up slightly on 2018, which was a 68-year low for the industry. This year, operators spudded (began drilling) four, or possibly five wells, depending on how you count your wells.
Angus Energy has outlined plans for the Saltfleetby gas site in Lincolnshire after approval of its acquisition of a 51% stake.
The energy secretary, Andrea Leadsom, confirmed the government’s U-turn on shale gas policy in a statement to parliament today.